Riot Games will be hosting sessions during PAX West on several topics in the industry in order to support women and non-binary people. The goal is noble but execution is wrong, as they apparently decided to fight sexism with more sexism.
Crappy developer, crappy game
I'm sure mainstream media will ignore this blatant sexism.
They ignored it for years whilst Riot games was institutionally discriminating against women in its workforce. But, a 1 hour panel, yeah that's worse..
That doesn't even properly correlate. Both things are bad. They afre fighting sexism with sexism. Please think before posting.
Ok, so as long as it is just a one hour panel, sexism is fine. Got it.
Already are They are doing a Battlefield V where they pin point one thing and twisting it. Like how all the criticism of Battlefield V was watered down to "it's because there's a woman in the game" they are saying this is all because "woman are allowed to talk". Missing the real point and legit issues raised.
What a PR blunder
And, just like that I'm never buying any of their games. Hadn't heard of them until now though. Guess they did get their name out there. So, points for that, I guess.
As far as i know. They don't sell any games. Just bank off of skins in league of legends
And characters. The free characters rotate in and out and you earn or buy the ones you want permanently unlocked, unless things have changed.
how to ruin your brand in five easy steps.
Well I know they will never get my money. You better hope there is enough pink hair feminist to keep your profits up riot games.
So you had no issue of the stories of sexual harassment of women at the studio? It's only now that you feel like your being discrimated against that it's an issue? Hope you don't fall off that high horse there buddy.
Okay so allegedly women got sexually harassed at their studios and somehow that gives them justification to become sexist towards their male fans? Huh?
Another developer burning bridges with the MAJORITY of their fanbase. Welcome to the modern video games industry, one that outright hates gamers.
😂 It's an hour more. Talk about snowflake reaction. HOW DARE A DEVELOPER TRY AND CONNECT WITH A MINORITY GROUP! 😂
And I bet you'd be saying the exact same thing if it was a straight white male panel? Right? Right? *whispers* Straight, white men are a minority group btw. Put in any other group and see how it sounds. Jews barred from panel. Black people banned from 1 hour discussion. But when it's men it's suddenly "progression", and calling out the blatant sexism and double standards is being a snowflake... At least the kkk admit they're racists. The least you can do is admit you're a pathetic sexist that would endure any kind of emasculating hypocrisy if it meant a pat on the head from your female betters. And I always find it amusing when you try to use the term 'snowflake'.
😂 😂 😂 😂 I'm a white straight male and I'm sexiest against white straight males (who are not a minority in the gaming community you numpty unless you have proof there are more woman gamers than men?) And I don't want praise from anyone, I just don't care about this, but find it amusing others are outraged. Edit: and your comparison is flawed, it's more like Jews of black people getting to go first to let their voice be heard before others join in and drown out their voice. Saying that Jews or Black's deserve to have their voices heard is not forward thinking.
Man I won't even try to explain how stupid you are... Edit: directed at Mr writer
So your logic is just because you're a straight white man that needs to check his privilege and just shut up and sit in the corner because just talking is silencing other minorities, you think you can't be racist or sexist against that class? Is that why western woman have so many privileges afforded to them and upheld by mostly men?
Why is it always only one guy responding to everyone in the article while telling everyone how much they don't care about this?
@captain Found that proof yet that women form the majority of the gaming community yet?....... It's cool I'll wait.... @rachel I'm commenting on the reaction to the event not on the event.
If you look throughtiut history. Men has had it worst compared to women. Why are they complaining?
Both sexes have had it terrible in general, up until the last 70-110 years, it's really a matter of picking your poison. Either killed or brutally maimed in combat/at work for men. Or dying in child birth at a very early age for women and both having to raise children in environments that are harsher than many third world nations. Someone up above stated feminist want the same power men have held for millennia's, not realizing 90-95% of men throughout history have been utterly powerless like the average woman was back then.
We still got it bad. Build everything then die. When we complain we are told to "man up". Hence the suicode rate. But 1 out of 4 suicides are women...its a travesty.
Whilst I don’t ever like to to side with the people who start this poisonous bullshit, if you’re an American... take a look at who’s running things in the government or running Wall Street. It’s usually an old white dude. It’s not about whether men don’t have it as bad in life compared to women, it’s about who’s always running things.
@Sidepocket So please explain to me how I benefit from a crusty old white guy being at the head of most of the banks? I'll wait.
Most of the times, those men you are referring too are the ones behind alot of these "movements". Its fabricated propaganda, look at Harvey Weinstein. All the women surrounding him are all "women's right activists" while funneling young aspiring actresses to him for abuse. It seems to be a pattern, the worst scumbags are the ones promoting human rights as a cover.
They are going to go public with the same sensitivity training they used on their own “toxic workplace”. How generous, free of charge too.
Wow they dun did it now.... They want to combat exclusion by excluding that's really not in the spirit of what they want to achieve
I think the word you're looking for is regression.
I read that article and I swear I didn't understand a thing.
It's pretty poorly formatted for phone viewing. The gist of it is, Riots barring men from entering a panel until 2:30. Which of course has queued a certain group of highly sensitive men to start screaming Auschwitz. First they barred me from a Panel for an amount of time! Then they came for my freedom! That's the long and the short. Much ado about nothing.
If they had done the same thing to women or lgbt people, or any specific racial group, would you have the same reaction? Or would you be complaining about discrimination, either it's okay to discriminate against everybody on the basis of race, gender, orientation or you cannot discriminate against anyone for said characteristics. You don't get to pick and choose which laws apply to certain groups and not others. But I can easily see from the juvenile shaming language used at a group legitimately criticizing being discriminated against I am dealing with a leftist.
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And meanwhile, that same screaming is done once a week by the group that barred those same men. Yet, when they do it everyone bows down and apologizes. But when the other side does it a single time all year, suddenly they are manbabies and should be ignored. Why the hypocrisy?
I'm prohibiting myself from buying anything they make. Now we're even. In all seriousness I hope someone steps up and files a civil rights law suit against them, that is clearly sexual discrimination.
What a bunch of moronic sjws. Catering to mental disease and sabotaging your company.
Manbabies unite! lol
"Let's fight discrimination, with more discrimination!" When has this logic ever worked with anything?
These guys are manbabies. Man up for God's sake and stop your whining
No other group is told tough sh*t deal with it. Had this same discrimination been applied to any other group, riot games would be getting their ass chewed out on social media right now with someone getting fired. But it's somehow okay to discriminate against men and when they dare complain hit them with the manbables shaming language. Men man up everyday doing the dirty, dangerous and demeaning jobs most women would not touch with a 20 foot pole, your not an alpha whipping a beta male into shape. Just a useful, but not effective tool.
@mad But if they didn't behave in such a way then the developer wouldn't call them man babies. In fact all they have done is justify Riot games. These men believe that there voice should be the only voice heard. Had the majority of men applauded this and said it was good others got a voice then that's showing progression. They didn't they acted in the most predictable way possible. And I for one find it hilarious, what a bunch of snowflakes, raging and crying over women getting an additional hour with a games developer. #thinkingofyou #staystrong #don'tdoit #suicideisn'ttheanswer
Wow, what's the population of non binary people versus males? Way to be inclusive while being exclusive.
That depends is tumbler a valid population center?
It's hilarious. They probably make up 5% of the game buying public but everyone is bending over backwards to pander to them for some reason even when they clamor to censor anything remotely sexual marketed to men.
I smell a lawsuit...
Well good luck with the business is all I have to say about that.
People who do know identity as male or female.
Should that say people who do *not identify?
@kwiet Correct good sir, apologies I didn't double check my comment!
People with a mental disorder basically.
Is that a fact or an opinion? I'm pretty sure it's not. You may not agree with it, but you have no authority to dismiss is as an illness. I. myself don't understand it, but I don't understand Vegans either. (who would choose to give up bacon!) BUT as long as that person "lives and let lives" like myself I couldn't give a monkeys what they eat. I'm certainly not going to brand them mentally ill simply because I don't understand.
Note when stories broke about the working conditions inside Riot games, it was met here with disbelief and claims of 'this isn't news about games, what is it doing here'. Yet this story, about a company holding a single 1-hour panel, is met with the coming of the apocalypse and top comment is a paranoid, fascist rant that is heavily upvoted. But, of course, it's us nasty SJWs that get triggered and need safe spaces..
That is truly rich someone from the far left authoritarian hug box of resetera is accusing someone else of being a fascist. You people go out of your way to exclude others while preaching about inclusion and diversity, never once allowing diversity of thought to exist. And have no problem discriminating against others in racist, sexist, or homophobic terms when they dare be an individual and don't parrot the gender or racial talking point the left wants them to. The authoritarian left has no problem with discrimination, you just have to make sure they have the right politics, before you can attack them. You people exist in order to suck all the fun and enjoyment out of life. Maybe it is heavily up voted because people are tired of nosy busy bodies trying to dictate to them how they should lead their lives, what entertainment is inappropriate or offensive to them and being a all around general pain in the ass. The last 5 or 6 years as society has become more tolerant the progressive left has gotten ever more hysterical and controlling towards the individual person and what content they watch and how they express themselves and what they believe. I guess the mask has finally slipped and your type is showing us your true colors.
But why are these people so against a developer repairing a damaged relationship with a minority group of fans? Many on here claim there is history of this developer having discrimination issues. So they start to repair the damage and people get angry because they're not being included, despite not having been discrimated against unlike the minority group(s)? But its the left who are being busy bodies and telling people how to act and what to do? LoLz
There's a lot of baseless accusations there, and a lot of sweeping 'you people' generalisations. Surprised you didn't manage to fit in 'cultural marxist' as well.
'There's a lot of baseless accusations there' Your post - 'Note when stories broke about the working conditions inside Riot games, it was met here with disbelief and claims of 'this isn't news about games, what is it doing here'. ' Is that speaking for everyone?
I think you need to look up the word fascist, seems a lot of people like using words they don't actually know the meaning of.
welcome to Saudi Arabia this is just everyday there. fascinating
Riot Games have always and time after times showed that they are the worst of the worst in the gaming industry. everything about them is just wrong form day 1.
"non-binary people" Wut?!
Funny that SJW crowd calling for tolerance being intolerant themselves lol
No they are very tolerant as long as you do and believe everything they say and don't have your own opinion.
that’s my biggest issue with them. Practice what you preach. If you want tolerance then you need to support tolerance
LOL. Poor sad men.. who always demand to be included everywhere! Can't fu**ing stay away from ONE session without crying..